POLL: Maryland Residents See Race Relations in Decline

Maryland residents are pessimistic about race relations, with a strong majority saying in a new poll that the situation has recently “gotten worse” in the state.

Sixty-one percent of people surveyed in a Goucher Poll released Thursday agreed there was a decline in race relations here.

Though people most feel there is a problem in the state, the poll found African Americans and whites hold very different perspectives on the pervasiveness of workplace discrimination, the extent of unfair policing practices, and the propriety of taking down Confederate monuments or letting white supremacists rally in public.

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